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Topic # 238212 6-Jul-2018 22:46
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The Economist interviews a british architect building multistory timber buildings. 75% less co2, faster construction on site. Cross laminated timber:


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  Reply # 2050905 7-Jul-2018 01:29
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Already being done in NZ.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/95526075/sir-bob-jones-plans-to-build-worlds-tallest-wooden-office-tower-in-wellington





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  Reply # 2050964 7-Jul-2018 09:34
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Aredwood: Already being done in NZ.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/95526075/sir-bob-jones-plans-to-build-worlds-tallest-wooden-office-tower-in-wellington

"So, as an exercise, we decided to build a faultless office building which I've personally designed."

Famous last words. If anything goes wrong it won't be his fault lol. The article says completion in 2018. Did he start it? Google shows no change. It's usually out of date.

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  Reply # 2050995 7-Jul-2018 11:03
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Demolition progressing. Construction due to start August with completion March 2019:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12058572

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  Reply # 2051063 7-Jul-2018 12:41
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gzt: Demolition progressing. Construction due to start August with completion March 2019:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12058572

 

Thanks for that - very interesting.


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  Reply # 2051081 7-Jul-2018 13:26
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I don't know if the counterweight system they are using is all that new? They use similar things on tall buildings all around the world to counteract lateral movement from wind forces,which I imagine would also work for earthquakes.


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  Reply # 2051135 7-Jul-2018 16:04
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Not a tower by any means, but the new Nelson airport terminal building has masses of timber in it - panels and laminated beams etc. Looks like it will be a neat building.




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